Latest posts by KT53

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 13:22


Dovefromabove says:

Oh dear ... That'll not make my son happy 

See original post

 My best mate's not too chuffed either!

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:32
Cloggie says:

You've had your three - all up from here <fingers crossed>

See original post

 Well Man U beat Chelsea so things are definitely improving.

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 21:58
Cloggie says:

Do you have a water meter?  If not, then there's a bit of silver to grab on to ... 

See original post

 Thanks for lightening the mood.  I don't have a water meter.

Electric/Petrol lawn edger/trencher

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:12

I got the edger when we had the new lawn laid.  I had over 200 feet of edging to do and clearly that was much quicker and easier with the powered tool.

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:10

Middle of last week I applied the 4 in 1 weed and feed.  Instructions say to water if it doesn't rain within a few days.  Checked the forecast today - no rain.  Got the sprinkler out and did the lawn, which is about 100 ft long so a bit of dragging the sprinkler about.

Guess what happened about an hour after I finished??  That right it started raining.

Add that to getting a call on Friday evening to tell me that a close relative has died, plus a lady at the door at 8am today to say somebody had smashed the rear screen of the car, and you will see it ain't be a great Bank Holiday.

Incidentally, they can't fix the car window until Thursday because of the Bank Holiday.  I think I'll go and hide under the duvet.

Using shredded ivy

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:35

One of three things may happen.  Either it will be slippery under foot, or it will dry out and blow everywhere, or small pieces will reroot where they contact bare earth.  I wouldn't use it or put it into compost heap.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:34

Just watched the first hour long GW of the season and delighted to see little or nothing which I would think of as padding to fill the time.

Electric/Petrol lawn edger/trencher

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:32

The Mantis tiller has all manner of attachments available.  I use the lawn edger and it works well for me.  It saves a lot of time and gives a cleaner cut than using a half moon edging tool.

Electric Tiller

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:30

I use a Mantis petrol tiller and think that is great.  My concerns around electric ones are their lack of weight makes them more likely just to bounce across the surface, and I have doubt about the power of the electric motor in heavier ground.


Posted: 13/04/2017 at 21:17

The biggest problem I have with blackbirds is making sure I don't stand on them or stab them with a fork when I'm in the garden  They really are cheeky little beggars and will cuss at me if I stay in one area too long because they want to get down amongst the grubs.

Discussions started by KT53

Slugs / snails and Hostas

Copper tape 
Replies: 4    Views: 174
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:30

Malvern Spring Festival

...who's been 
Replies: 8    Views: 440
Last Post: 23/05/2017 at 07:52

Sums up my weekend

Replies: 13    Views: 510
Last Post: 19/04/2017 at 22:07

Just need to vent...

...so ******* angry 
Replies: 42    Views: 1868
Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 13:39

Has Trump completely lost the plot?

Replies: 16    Views: 632
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 19:53

New Year Honours

Replies: 7    Views: 451
Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 16:34

Garden vac / blower

Cheap & cheerful, but does the job 
Replies: 0    Views: 407
Last Post: 25/11/2016 at 13:13

Yes, Prime Minister

Deja vu, all over again. 
Replies: 18    Views: 662
Last Post: 19/10/2016 at 15:06

Snake bark maple

Replies: 2    Views: 222
Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 16:27

Poor cropping

Replies: 2    Views: 316
Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 08:53

Pruning buddleia davidii

Replies: 5    Views: 1356
Last Post: 24/08/2016 at 18:14


BBC coverage 
Replies: 314    Views: 14071
Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 14:56

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

(not gardening related) 
Replies: 15    Views: 803
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 17:39

Blackfly on runner beans

Replies: 1    Views: 278
Last Post: 30/07/2016 at 07:36

Blackfly on runner beans

Replies: 0    Views: 218
Last Post: 29/07/2016 at 13:41
1 to 15 of 66 threads